Hi all - Last weekend I got a lovebird from a gal off Craigslist who claimed not to be a breeder but bred this little guy that was raised by the parents, so not very hand friendly yet. He's sitting on my shoulder grinding his little beak. The gal said she believes this is a boy based on the spacing between the legs and she said you can feel a little bump. Says he was hatched 3, 4 or 5 months ago. No black on beak at all. Not sure if you can tell age by toenails, but they seem long. Any lovebird experts out there with advice about age? Ideas on how to hand tame other then what I did in the past for a pet shop parakeet - talking to him lots, bringing him out of cage and putting on shoulder, letting him eat millet spray only when out of cage with me so he has something to look forward to when bringing him out to spend time with me. He doesn't yet know how to step up on finger, so I gently put my cupped hands down and scoop him up and then up on my shoulder. Thanks and great night.